Real Estate

First Look: Inside the Corey Condos in Trinidad

The Corey sits on the corner of Florida Ave., NE, and Orren St., NE. Some photos by Marisa M. Kashino, others courtesy of Lock 7 Development.

Until now, DC’s Trinidad has been a neighborhood of single-family rowhouses with some small, multifamily buildings scattered among them. Larger-scale condo and apartment projects have kept mostly to the H Street Corridor, just to the south. The Corey, a 49-condo, mixed-use building from Lock 7 Development, changes that. Its first few residents recently moved in, and more than half of its units are sold or under contract. (Ditto Residential is finishing up another, similarly sized building a block away.)

The Corey’s remaining units range from a 461-square-foot studio for $319,900 to a 1,050-square-foot, two-bedroom, two-bath for $609,900. The priciest unit, listed for $700,000, has already sold (McWilliams Ballard is handling sales). Lock 7 is clearly targeting buyers who aren’t car-dependent—while the building has only eight parking spaces, it has an impressive bike room, plus a wall-mounted flatscreen in its lobby showing the area’s public transit schedules in real time.

Here’s a look inside.

entrance
The entrance to the Corey at 1111 Orren St., NE.
bike-room
The bike storage room comes with pumps and tools for residents to use. There’s also a water bottle-filling station nearby in the lobby.
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The open kitchen, living, and dining area of a two-bedroom condo.
living-room
Nearly all the units have some private outdoor space. The door in this living room leads to a balcony.
kitchen
Kitchens include quartz countertops and GE Energy Star stainless steel appliances.
bathroom-2
An en suite master bathroom with frameless shower door and handmade subway tile.
bathroom
A full-size guest bath.
For a fee, buyers can choose to replace the bedroom carpeting with laminate to match the living room and kitchen flooring.
rooftop
Shared amenities include a roof-deck and a small workout room. Condo fees range from $200 to $499, and cover all utilities but electric.
coffee-shop-space
Construction on a ground-floor retail space is still wrapping up. The developer hopes to attract a coffee shop as a tenant.

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Senior Editor

Marisa M. Kashino joined Washingtonian in 2009 as a staff writer, and became a senior editor in 2014. She was previously a reporter for Legal Times and the National Law Journal. She has recently written about the Marriott family’s civil war and the 50-year rebirth of 14th Street, and reported the definitive oral history of the Lorena and John Wayne Bobbitt case. She lives in Northeast DC with her husband, two dogs, and two cats.